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Glanmire looking to bounce back

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 3:50pm

Glanmire will hope to get their season back on track after their first loss of the year to Courtyard Liffey Celtics last weekend. Mark Scannell's side were at the wrong end of a 55-50 scoreboard against the Dublin side and now lie third in the table as a result.

With the rules of the Super League having changed this season, the winners take all at the end of the normal basketball season with no playoffs this year, so the five point loss could potentially have serious repercussions for the Cork girls further down the line.

Glanmire have two outings in a number of days; they welcome Maxol WIT Wildcats to the Mardyke on Saturday evening at 7pm before they travel the short distance to Parochial Hall for a local derby clash against Singleton SuperValu Brunell on Wednesday 28 November. That game is down for decsion at 8.15pm.

Both of Glanmire's opponents, Brunell and WIT, played each other last week with Brunell suffering a 70-51 loss on that occasion, their fourth of the season with just one win so far against Pyrobel Killester at the beginning of October.

Before they face Glanmire next Wednesday, Brunell will warm up at home against IT Carlow on Sunday afternoon at 2.45pm with Carlow sitting just one place above Brunell in the league table with three losses and three wins.

Elsewhere, Fr Mathews won their second game in as many weeks at the death, pipping Pyrobel Killester by just one point (71-72) at the IWA in Clontarf on Saturday evening. A 26 point display from Shannon Brady helped them into an eight point lead at half time, but Killester brought the game back right down to the wire and Fr Mathews had to dig deep on defence to hold onto their slender lead.

Over in the Men’s Super League, UCC Demons were unfortunate losers against UCD Marian last Saturday, suffering a 76-73 loss, and will hope to get back to winning ways when they play DCU Saints at the Mardyke on Saturday at Parochial Hall at 6pm. C&S Neptune will be looking to make it three wins in-a-row when they take on UCD Marian in Neptune Stadium after their one point victory over Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin last weekend.

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